Save the Date for Wellness-Fest 2019

ACC will be hosting the Inaugural Wellness-Fest next month!  Be sure you SAVE THE DATE and join in the fun!
ACC Employees consistently work to provide for the students, community, and countless others.
We would like to encourage you all to take some time to care for yourselves as well.
Come be your best at ACC Wellness-Fest 2019!

Exercise Stars is Back!!

That’s Right!!  It’s time to GET MOVING again with this annual exercise incentive program and friendly campus competition.

Sign up TODAY!!  Registration Open through Friday, February 15th, so be sure you get in on the fitness fun!  Start getting your campus pumped up and ready to be a STAR CAMPUS!

~ What’s New This Year ~

Two Extra Weeks to Earn Points.  This year we’re doing a 10-week program to allow extra time to get those steps in.

Be on the lookout for fun new BONUS POINT Opportunities!  Yes…you can earn bonus points just by participating in additional wellness opportunities throughout this friendly competition.

New Incentive – Earn an Insulated O2 COOL Mist ‘N Sip Water Bottle when you reach your goal.

Big District-Wide Celebration-Save the Date!!  April 26th 11am-3pm  at the Eastview Campus…we’ll have the awards presentation, campus challenges, healthy vendors, exercise exhibitions, food and prizes!!  Make sure you plan to attend!

More details will be provided upon registration!!

Flu Shot Clinics at ACC!!

Flu season is just around the corner, and ACC hopes to help you avoid the high fevers, fatigue, muscle aches, and severe headaches. Getting a flu shot also protects those around you such as infants, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems who are more vulnerable to getting the flu. So, roll up your sleeve and get signed up for your flu shot at the ACC Flu Shot Clinics on your campus!

Register here to book your visit!

Fit For Fall Challenge

Join us for the Fit for Fall challenge! Click here to download your challenge card. Here’s how it works: 1) Complete one activity each day during the challenge month of October. 2) Complete all activities on the card to earn a wellness prize.  Only one activity per day will count. 3) Miss a daily activity? Don’t worry, you have all month to complete all 25 activities! Invite your co-workers to join you and start tracking on October 1. Send your completed card to mmiculek@austincc.edu by November 5, 2018.  

ACC Wellness Program Recognized by Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Benefits Manager Steve Hassel and Benefits Coordinator Gina Akin receive award from Mayor Steve Adler

The Austin Mayor’s Health & Fitness Council has named Austin Community College a Certified Partner in recognition of ACC’s Employee Wellness Program. MHFC Certified Partners, which include some Austin’s best-known employers, must offer initiatives addressing physical activity, nutrition, tobacco-free living, health education, and preventative services.

“A healthier workforce is a more productive workforce, which benefits our students and supports their success,” said President/CEO Dr. Richard Rhodes, an avid runner and enthusiastic advocate of the wellness program. “We’re grateful to those who have developed these initiatives and to the many faculty and staff who create a healthy workplace by participating.”

 

Established by the Human Resources Office in August 2013, ACC’s Employee Wellness Program has expanded beyond exercise classes to encompass programs on healthy eating, diabetes education, meditation, and other wellness practices. In addition to fitness classes, the program encourages employees to be active by using the stairs and taking advantage of campus walking trails. This spring the HR Office introduced “Mammo Mixers” to promote mammogram screenings.